HTC Surround: Solid Windows Phone, Laughable "Boombox"

At a Glance

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At a Glance

The Surround is a solid Windows Phone 7 phone with a regrettable "boom box" gimmick.

Pros

  • Touchscreen looks good and responds well
  • Dedicated button for camera functions

Cons

  • Pull-out speaker system sounds tinny
  • Maximum upload speed on AT&T is too slow
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